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Leavenworth [1] is a resort town located within the North Cascades region of Washington State. The entire town center is modelled on a Bavarian village.

An wintry night in the village of Leavenworth.

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Get in

Get around

The tourist portion of Leavenworth is very small, approximately a 15min walk from one side to the other on foot.

See

  • Nutcracker Museum, 735 Front Street, Leavenworth, WA, 98826 (On the south corner of Front & 8th), 509-548-4573, [2]. 2-5pm: daily May-Oct, weekends Nov-Apr. A rather small museum, but is loaded with thousands of nutcrackers. They range from simple prehistoric ones to modern movie character variations of the traditional Bavarian-styled ones. Adults $2.50, Students $1, Children (under 5) free.


Do

  • Play a round of golf at the Leavenworth Golf Club.
  • Go river rafting or inner tubing on the Wenatchee River.
  • Leavenworth is a bouldering destination, well known for its diverse granite boulder fields.
  • A Matter of Taste, 647 Front St Leavenworth, Washington 98826, 509-548-6949, [3]. Summer 9am-9pm daily, Winter M-F 11-4pm Sat/Sun 10-6pm. Has a lot of sauces, mustards and hot sauces for free sampling.


Buy

Eat

  • Baren Haus, 208 9th Street, Leavenworth, WA (corner of Front and 9th St.), (509) 548-4535, [4]. Traditional Bavarian fare with a few 'German' beers to choose from. The large steins are kind of a rip-off, but pitchers are definitely worth the cost.
  • Andreas Keller, 509-548-6000, [5]. Traditional Bavarian fare. Offers large pints.
  • Munchen Haus, 709 Front St, (509)-548-1158, [6]. Traditional Bavarian food and has outdoor seating.


Drink

  • Icicle Brewing Company, 935 Front Street, Leavenworth, WA, 98826, 509-548-BREW, [7]. M-Th 2-10pm, F-Su: noon-10pm. Small brewery/bar, but there is indoor and outdoor seating. Flights available. 21+ after 6pm.
  • Bella Terrazza Vineyards, 837 Front St Suite A, (509)-548-7348, [8]. Has a wine tasting room
  • Uncle Uli's Pub, 902 Front St., (509)-548-7262. Pub with BBQ food.


Sleep

Budget

  • Evergreen Inn, 1117 Front St. Leavenworth, WA 98826, (800) 327-7212, [9]. checkin: 3pm; checkout: 11am. One of the only cheap places in Leavenworth. Stay includes a free breakfast with make-your-own Belgian waffles.

Midrange

  • Best Western Icicle Inn, 505 Highway 2, +1 509 548-7000 (toll free: +1 800 558-2438, fax: +1 509 548-7050), [10].
  • Big Ponderosa Log Home [11] on Kahler Glen Golf and Ski Resort

Get out

The small nearby town of Cashmere has a small distillery as well as a few bars and other attractions.


Routes through Leavenworth
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